Morningside had four players named to the All-GPAC Women’s Tennis Team.
Morningside College placed four players on the 2017 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
The Mustangs’ All-GPAC selections are Cassie Stanek, Kathryn Jones and Abby Fitzgerald in singles and their doubles team of Natasha Hongsermeier and Fitzgerald.
Stanek, a senior from Sioux City, had an 18-6 record as the Mustangs’ No. 1 singles player to lead the team in victories. Stanek posted a 53-10 singles record during her three-year Morningside career for the most singles triumphs in school history and set a school record with 102 career combined singles and doubles triumphs.
Jones, a senior from Laramie, Wyo., had an 11-4 record at No. 4 singles.
Fitzgerald, a freshman from Fairmont, Minn., had a 15-5 record at No. 5 singles.
Hongsermeier, a senior from Phillips, Neb., and Fitzgerald combined for a 12-4 record at No. 2 doubles.
Hongsermeier and Hanna Schoning, a sophomore from Arnolds Park, Iowa, received honorable mention All-GPAC recognition as singles players. Hongsermeier had a 12-3 record at No. 3 singles and Schoning had a 14-7 record at No. 6 singles. Stanek and Ons Souissi, a sophomore from Ariana, Tunisia, received honorable mention All-GPAC recognition after they combined for a 14-8 record as the Mustangs’ No. 1 doubles tandem.
Morningside posted a 15-4 record during the 2016-17 season to set a school record for victories and finished third in the GPAC standings with a 5-2 league mark. The Mustangs broke their former single-season record of 14 wins in the 2011-12 campaign.
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